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Sangita
India

Question

Of late I have received a lot of valuable guidance from you which has been of great help. I am currently living with my parents post his retirement, at a place whose environment is very different from the upbringing we had when my father was in service. We have been exposed to much better environment, but here the people are very unexposed, uncouth and crude. I almost lose my temper every time dealing with them as I have never cm across such aggressive, loud and mannerless. What’s the way to handle them?

Nayaswami Seva

Nayaswami Seva

Ananda Village

Answer

Dear Sangita,

The best way I have found in working with people you simply do not resonate with is to always be positive and cheerful. You need to always be strong in who you are so that nothing touches you from the outside. You need to not judge them in any way, but instead give them love — love that you draw from the Divine source.

tinkla
india

Question

Hi,

Pranam.

When I do the meditation I feel some flow inside the body and also little extra heaviness in the throat. Is it normal, I feel the peace and happiness.

Please advise me how to be near God always both day and night.

tinkla

Puru (Joseph) Selbie

Puru (Joseph) Selbie

Ananda Village

Answer

Dear Tinkla,

When we sit to meditate, become still, and concentrate at the point between the eyebrows, we draw our subtle energy, our life force, up the spine into the brain. This upward movement of energy is often accompanied by feelings of peace, calmness, love, or bliss. But the upward movement of energy may also at times feel like a physical sensation. It might feel as if there is some light pressure on or within some part of your body, particularly in the spine, or you might experience warm or cool sensations moving through the body.

December 16
2013

Sangita
India

Question

What is the best way to transmute tamas energy (a state of dullness and stagnation) to rajas (action) when outer circumstances are not at all favorable. For instance, a person might desperately want to revive a failed career but under no circumstance manage to arrange for the money required to revive the career. Or maybe after a broken relationship a person might want to move on and for that, a change of place is necessary but he might not be able to do so. Is it advisable to wait for divine timing then?

Nayaswami Seva

Nayaswami Seva

Ananda Village

Answer

Dear Sangita,

In seemingly impossible situations giving all to the Divine is the best possibly solution. Make Him responsible to help you in your need, whatever it is. You will feel Him liking this, liking to be a conscious part of your life.

In fact, don’t wait until there are impossible situations to ask God for help. When your mind is filled with worries or you’re depressed over difficult situations, the habit patterns are such that it is harder to turn toward the light, even if you remember to do so.

December 5
2013

Nirja
India

Question

Hi, I recently changed my career path and started on a new one — one that I’ve wanted to pursue since I was a child. I’ve begun to realize that I tend to struggle a lot and get intimidated around people who I feel are better than me. I tend to skip on assignments and projects where I have to compete with people who I feel are more appropriate for the job at hand. I know that unless I try, I couldn’t possibly win, but my fear of not being good enough & lack of self esteem may cost me my dream.

Nayaswami Seva

Nayaswami Seva

Ananda Village

Answer

Dear Nirja,

There is a wonderful book that Swami Kriyananda wrote to give us in all situations affirmations that help to bring us back to our center and expand our consciousness. It is called Affirmations for Self-Healing. I’d like to quote a little from one of the affirmations to help you understand that we can determine our thoughts and consciousness, that we do not need to live in habits of negative thoughts of our selves or others.

November 21
2013

Sangita
India

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Hi!I recently came across an article about how there are guardian angles above us who always want to love us and protect us, about how they constantly send signs through clouds, feathers, coins, music, flowers, and butterflies when asked for. They lovingly help us when we are lost, provided we have faith in them. If we miss out signs and ask for more, they gladly oblige. All these sound so comforting and soothing. Who are these angles? Are they representatives of God or our departed loved ones?

Nayaswami Savitri

Nayaswami Savitri

Ananda Village

Answer

Dear Sangita,

Yes, Yogananda and Kriyananda both speak of angels. They primarily dwell in the Astral Worlds, but are able to help us out here on Earth. They are messengers of God and are spoken of in the Jewish-Christian Bible many times.

They are special creations and representatives of God, but they are not our departed loved ones — they are on a different evolutionary track from human beings.

praveen
usa

Question

Does the deer skin solve the need for silk cloth while in meditation?

Nayaswami Seva

Nayaswami Seva

Ananda Village

Answer

Dear Praveen,

I assume you mean, will a deer skin replace the need for a silk cloth used in insulating one from the earthly vibrations while meditating. Yes, of course, it can as all natural fiber materials do. You will see in the Autobiography of a Yogi many pictures of saints meditating on deer skins.

November 19
2013

Jharna
India

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It is said that good karma leads to a happy life. But the fact is it is tough to be good and easy to follow evil. Evil people live smooth lives but honest and nice turbulent lives. I am 40, try not to hurt anyone and be as honest as possible. My ex has broken innumerable hearts without regret, cunning but is leading a happy life today. He is charming and his wife is head over heals for him.There are people who have black money and are happy. My Dad was honest, but is ailing. So why shouldn’t I be dishonest?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Nayaswami Gyandev

Ananda Village

Answer

Dear Jharna,

Yes, some people profit from bad behavior. They may have enough good karma to shield them, temporarily, from the consequences of their bad behavior. But sooner or later—perhaps not in this lifetime—the bad karma will catch up with them.

Bad behavior does not entail a risk; it entails a certainty of paying the price at a later date. Bad behavior also has a short-term drawback: You feel bad when doing it. True, some people are so dense that they block out that bad feeling for a time.

November 6
2013

vekas bhatia
india

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My business is not doing well, so I am in a deep disempowered state. I pray to the divine gurus for their blessings but I am not able to find any breakthroughs. Sometimes I start doubting my own abilities. Please guide me how to empower myself and come out of this breakdown.

Regards, Vekas

Puru (Joseph) Selbie

Puru (Joseph) Selbie

Ananda Village

Answer

Dear Vekas,

When our energy level drops, everything looks difficult. When our energy level rises, everything looks possible. When our energy is low, there seems to be no solution to our various challenges. When our energy is high, solutions become clear and obvious.

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